Chance for businesses to have their say on the future of public transport in the West of England

January 18, 2019
Chance for businesses to have their say on the future of public transport in the West of England

Priorities for easing traffic congestion in Bristol and across the West of England to support economic growth will come under scrutiny at a major conference next week. The West of England Public Transport Summit & Debate aims to influence thinking on the issue – one of the most pressing...

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MEET South West announces full line-up of inspirational speakers

January 18, 2019
MEET South West announces full line-up of inspirational speakers

The full speaker line-up for MEET South West, the region’s first dedicated exhibition and conference showcase, has been revealed, promising insight from a diverse range of event industry figures. The event, at We The Curious in Bristol on January 30, brings together 13 speakers across three stages offering authoritative...

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Engine Shed seeking new tenant after StartUp Accelerator scales up and departs its Arrival Lounge

January 18, 2019
Engine Shed seeking new tenant after StartUp Accelerator scales up and departs its Arrival Lounge

Bristol enterprise hub Engine Shed is looking for a new occupier for its Arrivals Lounge after another tenant has outgrown it. The 600 sq ft office space, which leads off Engine Shed’s Members’ Lounge, pictured, will be available from February 7 on competitive and flexible terms. It has room...

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Far Eastern promise for Bristol agri-tech firms through Innovate UK’s China trade visit

January 17, 2019
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Cutting-edge agri-tech firms from the Bristol area are being offered the chance to take part in a fully-funded programme to China with the potential to secure lucrative business links. Fifteen companies will be selected by Innovate UK, the government innovation agency, for the programme, which includes an eight-day visit...

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SCISYS lauds pre-Brexit office shift again after it lands another EU-funded space contract

January 17, 2019
SCISYS lauds pre-Brexit office shift again after it lands another EU-funded space contract

Specialist IT group SCISYS, which has an office in Bristol, has again stressed that moving its parent company from the UK to Ireland to allow it to bid for EU-funded work has paid off by winning a fifth contract in less than a month. The Chippenham-headquartered group SCISYS has...

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New head of lease advisory recruited by Hartnell Taylor Cook

January 17, 2019
New head of lease advisory recruited by Hartnell Taylor Cook

Hartnell Taylor Cook, the Bristol-headquartered commercial property consultancy, has appointed Louise Georgi as a director and head of lease advisory. In this newly created position, Louise, pictured, will be responsible for developing and building on existing HTC initiatives, providing clients with a range of lease advisory services.  She joins...

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‘No deal’ must be ruled out, urges Business West, as it warns of rising anger among firms over Brexit

January 16, 2019
‘No deal’ must be ruled out, urges Business West, as it warns of rising anger among firms over Brexit

The “overriding priority” for both the government and Parliament must be to avoid a no deal Brexit following the overwhelming defeat of the Prime Minister’s deal, the region’s largest business organisation said this week. Business West, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, said firms in the region now found...

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Half-dozen partner promotions at VWV sets new record for expanding firm

January 15, 2019
Half-dozen partner promotions at VWV sets new record for expanding firm

A record six lawyers at Bristol-headquartered law firm VWV have been promoted to partners. The promotions span several teams and offices and include Kris Robbetts and Nicola Bickham in the Bristol office’s litigation & employment, Christina Le Riche and Madeleine Wakeley in the firm’s real estate department (London and...

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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

January 14, 2019
Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

Nearly 40% of West of England business owners back a second Brexit referendum while just one in 10 is confident the government will secure a good deal for the UK, according to the region’s largest business survey. Worryingly, more than 40% of the senior managers and directors taking part...

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